WELCOME TO THE CFZ BLOG NETWORK: COME AND JOIN THE FUN

Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

Search This Blog

SIGN UP FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Monday, June 30, 2014

FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES


What has Corinna's column of fortean bird news got to do with Cryptozoology?

Well, everything actually!

In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in. 



MIKE DAVIS: Love Again



It was a pretty horrid weekend, but some nice things happened ...like this

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS.......

The Gonzo Daily - Monday
www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html

During the recent unpleasantness, I was complimented by an acquaintance on Facebook for the 'gracious' manner in which I handled it. That compliment was very welcome, and made me think. Made me think HARD!Maybe that just means that at the young age of 55 that I have finally grown up. With hindsight I am mildly ashamed of the way that I have behaved after business disputes with erstwhile colleagues and friends in the past. Maybe said colleagues/friends WERE ill bred guttersnipes with the commercial morals of 19th Century grave robbers. Maybe another ex colleague DID have all the subtlety of a fat (and very unconvincing) transexual prostitute who tried to accost Graham and me one night in a bar in Mexico. But there was no need for me to have pointed these salient facts out to them. So I am sorry, and would like to apologise to anyone who I have insulted in the past half century or so, and would like to make this pledge: The very next time that I have to deal with a pair of third rate wastrels who I would quite happily maroon on a desert island with only a troupe of chacma baboons hopped up on Methamphetamine hydrochloride for company, I will treat them with nothing worse than cold politeness and well bred contempt. Or at least I shall try.
 
MIKE DAVIS: Love Again
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/mike-davis-love-again.html
A Drum God, Juno Jammers and Superheroes: Conversation with Terry Bozzio
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/a-drum-god-juno-jammers-and-superheroes.html
Gonzo Records releases a Captain Beefheart 1980s bootleg
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/gonzo-records-releases-captain.html
THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_30.html
GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Steve Ignorant:Bloody Revolutions
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/gonzo-track-of-day-steve-ignorantbloody.html
Grammy-winning rock band YES to perform at Tioga Downs on July 5
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/grammy-winning-rock-band-yes-to-perform.html
 
The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#84) is here to read or download at www.gonzoweekly.com. It has Mick Abrahams on the front cover and features an exclusive interview with this legendary guitarist who amongst other things founded both Jethro Tull and Blodwyn Pig. It also has a letter from Daevid Allen in hospital, Echo and the Bunnymen live, an archive chat between Tim Rundall and Mick Farren and Keith Levene remembering his days as guitarist in The Clash. There are also new shows from Friday Night Progressive, and from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and boxing kangaroos (OK, no pugilistic marsupials, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
 
The full list of artists featured is: Mick Abrahams, Yes, Jon Davison, Rick Wakeman, ABWH, Jon Anderson, Allman Brothers, Lana del Rey, Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean Cobain, Prince, Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, Robert Plant, Daevid Allen, Michael des Barres, Hunt Emerson, Keith Levene, Auburn, Liz Lenten, Atkins-May Project, Clepsydra, Renaissance, Galahad, Eric Burdon, Elvis Presley, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Felix Dennis, Eli Wallach, Gerry Conlon, Teenie Hodges, Bobby Womack, Clearlight, Rocket Scientists, Aviator, Ant-Bee, Steve Hillage, Erik Norlander, The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger, Neil Young, Echo & the Bunnymen, Mick Farren, Hawkwind, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Beatles, Erasure, Osmonds, One Direction, Spice Girls, Ozzy Osbourne, Monkees, Alice Cooper, Weird Weekend, Gazpacho, Subject to Thoughts, The Symphony of Screams, Nine Treasures
 
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
 
 
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
 
To make sure that you don't miss your copy of future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
http://eepurl.com/r-VTD
 
*  The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at  jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...

*  The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html
 
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!

*  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 54 who - together with an orange kitten named after a song by Frank Zappa puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange kitten?

WEIRD WEEKEND 2014: Mark Raines and the Security Baboon

ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:
From CFZ-USA:

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1908 the Tunguska event occurred in Siberia. Entire books (of varying quality) have been written about the Tunguska event and it's possible cause, so it is difficult to explain in a sentence but essentially it was a big massive explosion that lit up the night sky as far away as Britain. But that doesn't do the sheer magnitude of the event justice, if you'd like to know more here is a decent starting point: 

And now the news:

  • 'Mystery Creature' Roaming The Bronx Turns Out To ...
  • Mountain lion scares shoppers in Utah
  • As Iraq runs dry, a plague of snakes is unleashed
  • Thailand set to become next country to destroy ivo...
  • Watch the video of a giant barrel jellyfish filmed...
  • Invasion of the monogamous fish
  • Badger cull claims flawed, vets say
  • A clip from a History Channel documentary about Tunguska (they'll probably conclude it was caused by ancient aliens or something knowing that channel) :

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

    MIKE DAVIS: Give up all that I have



    Yesterday was a pretty unpleasant day, for reasons that I have no intention of going into here, but I thought you might like to see the one good thing that came out of it...

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES


    What has Corinna's column of fortean bird news got to do with Cryptozoology?

    Well, everything actually!

    In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in. 





    GONZO WEEKLY #84

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS RECKONED TO BE A FORCE OF NATURE

    The Gonzo Daily - Sunday
     
    It is Sunday so again it's time
    to write the sunday blogs in rhyme
    a tradition I started years ago
    for my own amusement I'll have you know
     
    The last few days have not been good
    but I'm not going to bellyache about them here
    I really don't think that I should
    it's not the place or time my dear
     
    So please for give me for keeping this short
    it's more truncated than I ought
    but my head is numbed by zimovane
    and I need to go to sleep again
     
     
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#84) is here to read or download at www.gonzoweekly.com. It has Mick Abrahams on the front cover and features an exclusive interview with this legendary guitarist who amongst other things founded both Jethro Tull and Blodwyn Pig. It also has a letter from Daevid Allen in hospital, Echo and the Bunnymen live, an archive chat between Tim Rundall and Mick Farren and Keith Levene remembering his days as guitarist in The Clash. There are also new shows from Friday Night Progressive, and from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and boxing kangaroos (OK, no pugilistic marsupials, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
     
    The full list of artists featured is: Mick Abrahams, Yes, Jon Davison, Rick Wakeman, ABWH, Jon Anderson, Allman Brothers, Lana del Rey, Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean Cobain, Prince, Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, Robert Plant, Daevid Allen, Michael des Barres, Hunt Emerson, Keith Levene, Auburn, Liz Lenten, Atkins-May Project, Clepsydra, Renaissance, Galahad, Eric Burdon, Elvis Presley, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Felix Dennis, Eli Wallach, Gerry Conlon, Teenie Hodges, Bobby Womack, Clearlight, Rocket Scientists, Aviator, Ant-Bee, Steve Hillage, Erik Norlander, The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger, Neil Young, Echo & the Bunnymen, Mick Farren, Hawkwind, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Beatles, Erasure, Osmonds, One Direction, Spice Girls, Ozzy Osbourne, Monkees, Alice Cooper, Weird Weekend, Gazpacho, Subject to Thoughts, The Symphony of Screams, Nine Treasures
     

    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
     
     

    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
     
    To make sure that you don't miss your copy of future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
    http://eepurl.com/r-VTD
     

    *  The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at  jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...

    *  The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html
     
    * We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!

    *  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 54 who - together with an orange kitten named after a song by Frank Zappa puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange kitten?

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1615 the Globe Theatre in London burned down. The Globe was the most famous theatre of the time as it saw the first public performances of most of Shakespeare's plays.
    And now the news:

  • The shocking truth about electric fish: Sequencing...
  • Black bear digs through insulation to get honey
  • From the Frontline: Saving Australia's Threatened ...
  • Tiny wallaby among three newly discovered mammals ...
  • US company in Iowa churns out 100 cloned cows a ye...
  • Baby bear euthanised by Swiss zoo amid public outr...
  • Running cures blind mice
  • Chimps Reveal Their Taste in Music
  • Snakebite Causes Huge Mass in Woman's Leg, 50 Year...
  • New rules introduced to protect Scottish seals
  • Synchronised imaging techniques: One more chance f...
  • Audobon Society asks N.J. to grow milkweed
  • The Last Wild Tigers
  • Get insects to bug off this summer
  • Bright blue stinging jellyfish will "definitely" c...
  • A walking tour of the modern reconstruction of the Globe:

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    THE TETZOOCON

    Dear all - apologies for cluttering up your inbox. Now that the end of June is so close, just a reminder that tickets are still available for TetZooCon (Saturday 12th July, London Wetland Centre) - if you're interesting in coming, please book now: http://tetzoo.com/convention

    The site also includes the final programme. There are talks on pterosaurs (Witton), dinosaurs and neck evolution (Taylor), primatology (Jahme), herpetology (Meredith), the science of mermaids (Viscardi), speculative zoology (Naish) and more... there's also a palaeoart workshop/discussion/event, a quiz, and one or two merchandise stalls. An article advertising the event has also just appeared at Tetrapod Zoology (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/).

    We really hope this can become a regular event, so please do consider coming along. Sorry to people who have already emailed me about absences and being out of the country and so on.

    Best wishes and we look forward to seeing you there!


    Darren

    INAPPROPRIATE CORNER: Another one from Dan Holdsworth - how NOT to be a capitalist pig

    Jon,

    It would appear that the game of being a capitalist pig is not as easy as it might first appear. After all, currency traders are ignorant Gaia-abusing scum; not as if they are clever or anything? Unfortunately for Greenpeace, it appears that currency traders are just the teensiest bit smarter than Greenpeace activists...

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/16/greenpeace-loses-3m-pounds-currency-speculation

    It would appear that some busy bee in their headquarters speculated on the Euro remaining weak back in 2013, and was most mightily surprised when it didn't stay weak (apparently these Eurocrats are a tricksy
    bunch). Surprised to the tune of 3.8 million Euros, in fact.

    So, if you have a Greenpeace tin rattled under your nose in the coming weeks, that's why. hehe.

    --

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES


    What has Corinna's column of fortean bird news got to do with Cryptozoology?

    Well, everything actually!

    In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in. 




    TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS

    The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. 

    There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we are publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. 

    The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why sometimes you will read stories here that appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking. 

  • NEWSLINK: New York State Assembly passes bill putt...
  • NEWSLINK: Florida Panther Update June 19 2014
  • VIDEO: BIG CAT FUN
  • NEWSLINK: White tiger cubs go on display at Mexica...
  • UK SIGHTINGS: Royal Ascot: Forget Brown Panther, C...
  • US SIGHTINGS: Big cat scare in Westside Road home

  • UK SIGHTINGS: CBS San Francisco
  • BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Provo, Utah Bigfoot Video: A Closer Look at the Subject
    Cryptomundo Craig Woolheater
    Provo, Utah Bigfoot Video: A Closer Look at the Subject. Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 27th, 2014. Cryptomundian chadgatlin supplied

    Watch “Tim Peeler's interesting bigfoot 911 call” on YouTube
    ... To Find What You Want, Video911, bigfoot, sasquatchsasfootbigquatch. Tim Peeler's interesting bigfoot 911 call: http://youtu.be/AKCq8waupH8 

    I've Never Seen Patty So "Stabilized"
    It must be nice to live in a world of unicorns, bigfoot, and fairy tales. .... I had a dream in which seven bigfoot climbed seven towers and ate seven DQ ...

    Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization
    Here's your chance to go on a LIVE bigfoot hunt this coming weekend right here in Kentucky!!! Ron Coffey, a veteran Cryptozoologist with over 40 ...

    Dogman or Bigfoot Structure?
    This is an area where multiple people have witnessed the Dogman. Many people think Bigfoot make these type of structures but could the Dogman 

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN IS A SMALL BROWN CHICKEN

    The Gonzo Daily - Saturday
    www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html

    What are you doing up so early? I hear you ask. Well, I don't but I can imagine you doing so. Neither Corinna or I have been to bed yet. I was recording with Mike Davis until late last night, and then the latest issue of Gonzo Weekly kept on throwing curveballs at us, the most recent being the untimely death of Bobby Womack. On top of that the boiler at my house in Exeter is leaking as is our bathroom ceiling here in Woolsery, and we have to finish the magazine before we can do much else. So I doubt whether either of us will actually get more than a couple of hours hurried kip until tonight.
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#84) will be here imminently to read or download at www.gonzoweekly.com. It has Mick Abrahams on the front cover and features an exclusive interview with this legendary guitarist who amongst other things founded both Jethro Tull and Blodwyn Pig. It also has a letter from Daevid Allen in hospital, Echo and the Bunnymen live, an archive chat between Tim Rundall and Mick Farren and Keith Levene remembering his days as guitarist in The Clash. There are also new shows from Friday Night Progressive, and from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and boxing kangaroos (OK, no pugilistic marsupials, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
    The full list of artists featured is: Mick Abrahams, Yes, Jon Davison, Rick Wakeman, ABWH, Jon Anderson, Allman Brothers, Lana del Rey, Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean Cobain, Prince, Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, Robert Plant, Daevid Allen, Michael des Barres, Hunt Emerson, Keith Levene, Auburn, Liz Lenten, Atkins-May Project, Clepsydra, Renaissance, Galahad, Eric Burdon, Elvis Presley, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Felix Dennis, Eli Wallach, Gerry Conlon, Teenie Hodges, Bobby Womack, Clearlight, Rocket Scientists, Aviator, Ant-Bee, Steve Hillage, Erik Norlander, The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger, Neil Young, Echo & the Bunnymen, Mick Farren, Hawkwind, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Beatles, Erasure, Osmonds, One Direction, Spice Girls, Ozzy Osbourne, Monkees, Alice Cooper, Weird Weekend, Gazpacho, Subject to Thoughts, The Symphony of Screams, Nine Treasures

    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:

    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
    To make sure that you don't miss your copy of future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
    http://eepurl.com/r-VTD
    *  The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at  jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...

    *  The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html

    * We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!

    *  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 54 who - together with an orange kitten named after a song by Frank Zappa puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange kitten?

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1948 the actress Kathy Bates was born. Bates is best known for her role in the film of Stephen King's novel “Misery” but also gave an outstanding performance in last year's tv series “American Horror Story: Coven”.
    And now the news:
  • Chimps Reveal Their Taste in Music
  • Snakebite Causes Huge Mass in Woman's Leg, 50 Year...
  • New rules introduced to protect Scottish seals
  • Synchronised imaging techniques: One more chance f...
  • Audobon Society asks N.J. to grow milkweed
  • The Last Wild Tigers
  • Get insects to bug off this summer

  • Bright blue stinging jellyfish will "definitely" c...

  • The trailer for Misery (don't watch the trailer if you've not seen the film before though as it is spoileriffic) :
  • Friday, June 27, 2014

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN SKIPS AND JUMPS

    The Gonzo Daily - Friday
    "And so it is Friday
    and what have we done?
    Its deadline day for the magazine
    what a pain in the bum
    And Darling Corinna
    will go have a look
    to see if she can edit
    Nick Wadham's book
    and Mike Davis will be
    down here to record
    I really wish that we
    had a chance to get bored"....
    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly (#83) is here to read or download at www.gonzoweekly.com. It has Stonehenge on the front cover and features a previously unpublished account of the first Stonehenge Festival from Wally Hope, Dead Fred's claim that 1974 WASN'T the first 'Henge Festie. There are memories of Stonehenge Festivals between 1974-1984, an interview with James Lowe of the Electric Prunes, and Erik Norlander's tribute to Bob Moog. There are also new shows from the peculiar multiverse of Sub Reality Sandwich, from Friday Night Progressive, and from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and Irish Stews (OK, no mutton and vegetable based concoctions, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
    To make sure that you don't miss your copy of future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
    http://eepurl.com/r-VTD
    *  The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at  jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...

    *  The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html
    * We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!

    *  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 54 who - together with an orange kitten named after a song by Frank Zappa puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange kitten?

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

    News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

    From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:
    From CFZ Australia:
    From CFZ-USA:

    CFZ PEOPLE: Harriet Wadham


    Happy Birthday my dear

    KARL SHUKER: Whither the Water Elephant?


    Karl Shuker goes fishing for a water elephant, as you do...

    Read on...

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF




    "Top Five" Bigfoot Photos? You Decide.
    Kultus: The Bigfoot Novel ... New (Alleged) Bigfoot Footage from Utah. A few newspapers in the USA have noticed a video on Youtube that was ...

    Skamania County Protecting Bigfoot for 45 Years
    The article titled, "The Bigfoot Law: Celebrating 45 Years of Safety" is one of the best articles written on the law that now protects Bigfoot. read the ...

    It's Definitely Bigfoot Or 'Something' (VIDEO)
    In the Animal Planet video shown below, Hoffman introduces footage from New Mexico, that, he says, is home to many alleged Bigfoot sightings.

    9 Infamous Bigfoot Videos, Ranked
    This video (helpfully annotated by the men behind “Find Bigfoot“) shows what is claimed to be a Bigfoot trying to escape a helicopter overhead.

    Bigfoot Face and Vocalization in HD
    jubel2012: Here is the full 720p HD quality video where I believe I was surronded by bigfoot clan members. In this video several Bigfoot vocals can be ...




    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES


    What has Corinna's column of fortean bird news got to do with Cryptozoology?

    Well, everything actually!

    In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out-of-place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in. 




    CORINNA: To add insult to injury

    I have a poorly little toe today. I succumbed to the need to wear flip-flops due to the current weather conditions, the result of which was that I managed to stub the little pinky on my right foot three times yesterday within the space of only a few hours. Firstly on the corner of my plastic filing tray (which is on the floor btw - I wasn't doing any fancy high kicks), secondly on the corner of the cabinet in the sitting room (whilst trying to avoid the many things stacked beside Jon's chair) and lastly on the small amp in the 'office', when locking the door before going to bed. The curses that uttered from my lips intensified in volume and coarseness with each event, the last being so loud that it was probably lucky there was no-one in the immediate vicinity.

    This particular toe, by the way, has been brutalised on many occasions since the first time, back in the '70s I think it was, when I was practising my arabesques on the landing outside the bathroom where we used to live. On that occasion, however, it suffered barbarically in that the foot of my leg hit the frame of the door as I lifted it, this contact culminating in my foot going one way and the little toe taking a different direction, for all intents and purposes, at a right angle. Now that did hurt and the painful upshot was that I couldn't get a shoe on for days because not only was it swollen, it wouldn't go back to its correct position either.

    To cap it all, today I went into the aviary to feed the rescued magpie we are looking after; something I have been doing for the past couple of weeks. The aviary is the one that is home to our Reeves pheasant - Vic. Every day I have been going in, chatting cheerfully to Vic, then leaving without any bother. Yesterday I noticed he was a bit 'iffy' but today, just as I was leaving, he rushed me and pecked my leg. Now, that is the first time I have been attacked by a pheasant, and should - no doubt - just notch it up as one of those unique events in life.

    Read on...

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


    On this day in 2013 NASA launched the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) observation satellite to observe the Sun.
    And now the news:

  • First evidence of an important marine migration co...
  • Odours can keep insects from finding flowers
  • Animals built reefs 550 million years ago, fossil ...
  • Facial differences help monkeys avoid interbreedin...
  • 'Immediate protection' needed for Pitcairn's marin...
  • New species of small mammal: Round-eared elephant-...
  • Bristol Zoo giant tortoise treated for 'sinusitis'...
  • Pablo Escobar’s hippos: A growing problem
  • Predictable video link coming up:

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    CFZ People: Richard Downes


    He may be a high-ranking army chaplain,
    but he's still my little brother. And today my little brother has been on this
    planet for one year over half a century. Happy birthday, dude!

    RICHARD FREEMAN ASKS A QUESTION TO H P LOVECRAFT

    BIGFOOT NEWS IN BRIEF



    Bigfoot sighting in Sullivan, Maine!
    ... sighting in Sullivan, Maine! There have been numerous sightings of Bigfoot on the Tunk Pond Road, sources have confirmed that this is not a hoax

    'Bigfoot shot dead but body disappears': Conspiracy theorists claim cops covered up proof of yeti
    Within hours, Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society received an email from an enthusiast who said he had overheard chatter on a police scanner after an ...

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    "Blobsquatches" are notorious and we have yet another here. Do you see the bigfoot in this picture? I see a big looming hairy figure sandwiched 

    Sasquatch: Video of Bigfoot lurking in the woods of Provo, Utah
    Do you see a Bigfoot lurking in the trees or something else? Still image frame. A new video by YouTube user "AnythingWhatever" is going viral due

    Watch: Provo Canyon Utah a Bigfoot Hotbed or a Hotbed for Bigfoot Videos?
    Bigfoot Evidence Matt K.
    Recently YouTube user "AnythingWhatever" posted a short video of what appears to be a bigfoot lurking in the woods just off the side of the road.